Ostiepkove tycinky (Cheese Sticks)

A colleague at work has noted over and over again that the results of my weekend baking means 'sweets' for the office staff. He has requested more than once that a more savoury item appear on a Monday morning. Then the other week he handed me this recipe with a roughly translated ingredient list and a request that I try this some weekend. I did....the result was a somewhat moist but savory appetizer which I am happy to share with you...note the bench scraper?!

  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes (nothing added!)
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • for topping - caraway or sesame seeds

  1. Cook potatoes and mash.
  2. Mix shredded cheese, potatoes, butter, 1 egg, paprika salt and pepper
  3. Add flour and mix well
  4. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut into sticks. Transfer to oiled cookie sheet.
  5. Brush with egg wash.
  6. Sprinkle with sesame or caraway seeds
Bake in 340 degrees oven for approx 15 min.


  1. oh that would go good with soup too...bench scraper noted, i must get me one of those to be "in" with all you fabulous bakers. =}
    by the way...my birhtday is coming, tee hee.

  2. I'm glad you said cheese sticks..can't attempt sounding out those 'other' words! Your colleague at work will be so happy today! But what have you started Trish?? More requests for food!
    Yes I too noted your bench scraper..it is a great tool.

  3. no...I am NOT taking requests. GRIN!!!!!!!

  4. These are so pretty. I'll definitely have to try them. Would be great with soup or salad or a fantastic way to impress our guests as appetizers.

  5. That recipes sounds delicious - I've never tried to make anything like that.

  6. I'm looking forward to making these cheese sticks for my boyfriend to try, but I was just wondering what kind of cheese you used.

  7. Anonymous...the cheese I used was a sharp cheddar ... I hope it works for you...enjoy!

  8. Just made them and decided to try other various toppings as I am not a caraway fan. I did sesame on some, fresh grated parmesan on others, italian seasoning on a few, and rosemary on the rest. Very good, but it was missing just a light sprinkle of coarse salt to take it straight to the top! I will definitely add that next time and will definitely be serving these over the holidays! Now I am going to see how well they freeze.

  9. Just wondering what an egg wash is? Is it just egg whites?

  10. cheese puffs!!!! Out of this world, 6 guests devoured 36 puffs BEFORE dinner.

    1. i make ham and cheese puffs. i just add a can of flakes of ham. otherwise the recipe is about the same. i just use dry mustard. its great for the grandkids that i babysit several days a week. they are grazers and it just doesnt sit well with me to have "snacks" and treats" all the time. so these provide at least a little bit of a "meal" type of snacks.

      certainly will make these cheese sticks. the look and sound awesome.